Please Comment on BLM’s Plans to Destroy and Slaughter Three Herds of Wild Horses in the Wyoming Checkerboard

Source:  wildhoofbeats.com

by Carol Walker, Dir. of Field Documentation, Wild Horse Freedom Federation

It is a very familiar and unwelcome feeling that I have, writing about the BLM’s plans to roundup and remove over 55% of the wild horses in the Wyoming Checkerboard. It seems like just yesterday I was writing about this plan that affects wild horses on 2.4 million acres in Adobe Town, Salt Wells Creek and Great Divide Basin. The last roundup was in 2014 when 1263 wild horses were removed from their homes and lands. 14 died during the roundup and over 100 died in short term holding facilities in the four months following the roundup.

This time, however, the situation facing the wild horses in Adobe Town, Salt Wells Creek and Greek Divide Basin is much more dire. The consequences of being rounded up and removed from public lands could not be more serious because right now the BLM is asking Congress to lift the restrictions on killing and slaughtering wild horses, and every one of the 1560 wild horses that the BLM is planning to remove is facing imminent death. The BLM does not consider in its Environmental Assessments what will happen to the wild horses that are removed according to their Proposed Actions. They do not care about the suffering, illnesses and deaths of the horses and they do not care about you and I, the taxpayers, funding a lifetime of each horse being kept in pens, in captivity. It is a wasteful, cruel and insane policy that favors overwhelmingly corrupt livestock interests who get to graze and overgraze their private livestock on our lands, losing millions of dollars on this program each year.

In this Proposed Action, the BLM is pandering to the Rock Springs Grazing Association, which only has 24 members, and whose grazing rights on public land are a privilege, not a right – but they don’t see it that way. Land swaps could have easily solved the problem of the checkerboard of public and private lands, but it is not in their interests to cooperate. They want to control all the land. And they want the horses gone at any cost. But 70% of the land, of the 2.4 million acres in Adobe Town, Salt Wells Creek and Great Divide Basin is public land. It should not be managed as if it were all private land, but it is. We stopped the 2016 Checkerboard Roundup because we won an appeal which said that the BLM cannot manage all these lands as if they were private.

This time, we need your help to speak up, write the BLM and demand that they select Alternative C – no roundup or removal.

The BLM should not be allowed to move forward with this roundup only on the basis of an Environmental Assessment.

Read the rest of this article HERE.

http://www.wildhoofbeats.com/blog/please-comment-on-blms-plans-to-destroy-and-slaughter-three-herds-of-wild-horses-in-the-wyoming-checkerboard

62 comments on “Please Comment on BLM’s Plans to Destroy and Slaughter Three Herds of Wild Horses in the Wyoming Checkerboard

  1. Sent a comment after seeing AWHC email & sent another longer one after receiving Carol’s WHF email. I hope somebody is actually reading these comments – does make you wonder.

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    • They do read them, thank you for doing this Maggie and it is very important to comment in your own words – the BLM lumps all the form comments from AWHC into 1 comment.

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      • Thankfully, I remember reading about the form comments being counted as one quite a while ago – either you or Debbie made that clear. I hope as time has gone by – my comments have gotten more clear too! Thanks Carol

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      • I apologize if I’m stating the obvious – but too many of the people who are commenting below seem to think this is the place where they make their feelings known to the BLM. The comments have to be sent to the BLM – the email address is in the article above. The more people who make their feelings known & show that the public CARES – will make a difference.

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  2. I believe it is very appalling that they want to destroy our national icon horses, wild donkeys and burros. They should not ever be allowed to remove them for any kind of environment assessment. These beautiful animals have a right to be here and be on public lands even historical home ranges. Please pass the safe act for our national horses, wild donkeys and burros to remain free without any roundups, sales to the kill buyers or to the slaughter houses or shipped out of our country. We are the voice of our beloved wild animal friends. We vote yes for life and no for slaughter of our national icons.

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  3. totally disgusting .wild horses have every right to exist in their natural habitat unmolested and free. To remove , Incarcerate in pens and send to a horrific death in a slaughter house is unforgivable. this insanity must be brought to an end. words cannot describe my true feelings on this despicable threat to innocent animals.

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  4. BLM has no right to remove the wild horses from their land, it is theirs and they have water rights also,the BLM has fenced them out and watch horses die from lack of water . the round ups are horrible, they run them to death, or run the hoofs off of them . NO more round ups, no more abuse to the wild horses, no to opening slaughtering houses in the US for human consumption , no more slaughtering of our wild horses. they need to be removed and replaced with persons who have compassion, who care for their well being and not replace them with cows. To take out the horses and bring in the cows does not support we have to many horses on the land.

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  5. Repeat, Repeat, Repeat…

    Legal Declaration

    DECLARATION OF LLOYD EISENHAUER

    I, Lloyd Eisenhauer, declare as follows:
    1. I live in Cheyenne, Wyoming. I am a former Bureau of Land Management
    (“BLM”) official with extensive experience in the Rawlins and Rock Springs Districts in Wyoming and intimate familiarity with the public lands under BLM management in those areas. I have reviewed the consent decree proposed by BLM and the Rock Springs Grazing Association (“RSGA”) in this case and provide this declaration based on my longstanding knowledge of, and management of, wild horses and livestock grazing in the Rock Springs and Rawlins Districts.
    2. I grew up in Pine Bluffs, Wyoming with a livestock and farming background, served in the Marines for four years, and then owned a livestock business from 1952-1958. I enrolled in college in 1958, studying range management. From 1960-1961, BLM hired me to assist with collecting field data for vegetation assessments and carrying capacity surveys related to livestock and wild horses. These surveys were conducted in the Lander, Kemmerer, and Rawlins Districts. When I graduated in 1962, BLM hired me full-time to serve in the Rawlins District in Wyoming, where most of my work focused on grazing management involving sheep, cattle, and wild horses. From 1968-1972, I was Area Manager of the Baggs-Great Divide Resource Area in the Rawlins District. In 1971, the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act was enacted, and in the spring of 1972, on behalf of BLM, I conducted the first aerial survey of wild horses in Wyoming, recording the number of horses and designating the Herd Management Areas (“HMAs”) for the Rawlins District. After a stint as an Area Manager with BLM’s Albuquerque, New Mexico office, in 1975 I took over as the Chief of Planning and Environmental Analysis in BLM’s Rock Springs District for three years. I was the lead on all planning and environmental assessments. During that time, I also served as the Acting Area Manager of the Salt Wells Resource Area, which is located in the Rock Springs District. In 1979, BLM transferred me to its Denver Service Center to serve as the Team Leader in creating the agency’s automated process for data collection. I received an excellence of service award from the Secretary of the Interior commending me for my work as a Team Leader. In 1982, I became the Head of Automation in BLM’s Cheyenne office, where I managed and implemented the data collection and processing of various systems related to BLM programs. I retired from BLM in 1986, and have stayed very involved in the issue of wild horse and livestock management on BLM lands in Wyoming, and have written articles about the issue in local and other newspaper outlets. I have won various journalistic awards, including a Presidential award, for my coverage of conservation districts in Wyoming. Along with a partner, I operated a tour business (called Backcountry Tours) for six years, taking various groups into wild places in Wyoming – without a doubt wild horses were the most popular thing to see on a tour, in large part due to their cultural and historical value. I also served six years on the governor’s non-point source water quality task force.
    3. Based on my longstanding knowledge of wild horse and livestock management in the Rawlins and Rock Springs Districts, and in the Wyoming Checkerboard in particular, I am very concerned about BLM’s agreement with RSGA, embodied in the proposed Consent Decree they have filed in this case, under which BLM would remove all wild horses located on RSGA’s private lands on the Wyoming Checkerboard.
    4. The Checkerboard is governed by an exchange of use agreement between the federal government and private parties such as RSGA. However, due to state laws, property lines, and intermingled lands, it is impossible to fence the lands of the Wyoming Checkerboard, which means that both the wild horses and the livestock that graze there roam freely between public and private lands on the Checkerboard without any physical barriers. For this reason, it is illogical for BLM to commit to removing wild horses that are on the “private” lands RSGA owns or leases because those same horses are likely to be on public BLM lands (for example, the Salt Wells, Adobe Town, Great Divide, and White Mountains HMAs) earlier in that same day or later that same evening. Essentially, in contrast to other areas of the country where wild horses still exist, on the Wyoming Checkerborad there is no way to distinguish between horses on “private” lands and those on public lands, and therefore it would be unprecedented, and indeed impossible for BLM to contend that it is removing all horses on RSGA’s “private” lands at any given time of the year, month, or day, considering that those horses would only be on the strictly “private” lands very temporarily and intermittently on any particular day .
    5. Another major concern with BLM’s agreement to remove all horses from the private lands of the Wyoming Checkerboard is that BLM is undermining the laws that apply to the Checkerboard, and wild horse management in general, which I implemented during my time as a BLM official. Traditionally, BLM officials (myself included) have understood that, pursuant to the Wild Horse Act, wild horses have a right to use BLM lands, so long as their population numbers do not cause unacceptable damage to vegetation or other resources. In stark contrast, however, livestock (sheep and cattle) have no similar right to use BLM lands; rather, livestock owners may be granted the privilege of using BLM lands for livestock grazing pursuant to a grazing permit that is granted by BLM under the Taylor Grazing Act, but that privilege can be revoked, modified, or amended by BLM for various reasons, including for damage to vegetation or other resources caused by livestock, or due to sparse forage available to sustain livestock after wild horses are accounted for. BLM’s tentative agreement here does the opposite and instead prioritizes livestock over wild horses, by proposing to remove hundreds of wild horses from the Wyoming Checkerboard without reducing livestock numbers – which, in my view, is contrary to the laws governing BLM’s actions as those mandates were explained to me and administered during the decades that I was a BLM official.
    6. While I do not agree with every management action taken by BLM over the years in the Rock Springs District, I can attest – based on my longstanding employment with BLM and my active monitoring of the agency’s activities during retirement – that BLM has generally proven capable of removing wild horses in the Rock Springs District, including by responding to emergency situations when needed and removing horses when necessary due to resource damage.
    7. Considering that wild horses exhibit different foraging patterns and movement patterns than sheep and cattle, and also than big game such as antelope and elk, no sound biological basis exists for permanently removing wild horses from the Wyoming Checkerboard at this time. In particular, wild horses tend to hang out in the uplands at a greater distance from water sources until they come to briefly drink water every day or two, whereas livestock congregate near water sources and riparian habitat causing concentrated damage to vegetation and soil. For this reason, the impacts of wild horses are far less noticeable on the Checkerboard than impacts from livestock.
    8. In addition, because livestock tend to eat somewhat different forage than wild horses (horses tend to eat coarser vegetation such as Canadian wild rye and other bunch grasses, whereas cattle and sheep mostly eat softer grasses), there is no justification to remove wild horses on the basis that insufficient forage exists to support the current population of wild horses. Also, because cattle and sheep have no front teeth on the front part of their upper jaws, they tend to pull and tear grasses or other forage out by the root causing some long-term damage to vegetation, whereas wild horses, which have front teeth on both their front upper and lower jaws, act more like a lawnmower and just clip the grass or forage (leaving the root uninjured), allowing the vegetation to quickly grow back. These differences are extremely significant because if there were a need to reduce the use of these BLM lands by animals to preserve these public lands, it might be cattle and sheep – not wild horses – that should be reduced to gain the most benefit for the lands, and which is why BLM, during my time as an agency official, focused on reducing livestock grazing.
    9. BLM’s agreement with RSGA states that RSGA’s conservation plan limited livestock grazing, primarily by sheep, to the winter months to provide sufficient winter forage. This is a good example of “multiple use” management, since wild horses and sheep have very little competition for the forage they consume and the seasons during which they use parts of the Checkerboard. During winter, sheep use the high deserts and horses utilize the uplands and breaks (i.e., different locations) for forage and protection. During the summer, when sheep are not present, wild horses use various landscapes on the Checkerboard. This multiple use should continue for the benefit of the livestock, the wild horses, and the public and private lands involved.
    10. I am also very concerned about BLM’s agreement with RSGA to permanently zero out the Salt Wells HMA and the Divide Basin HMA, leaving no wild horses in those areas that have long contained wild horses. I have been to fifteen of the sixteen HMAs in Wyoming, and to my knowledge none has ever been zeroed out by BLM. It is my view, based on everything I know about these areas and the way these public lands are used by wild horses and livestock, that BLM has no biological or ecological basis for zeroing out a herd of wild horses in an HMA that existed at the time the wild horse statute was passed in 1971, as is the case with both the Salt Wells and Divide Basin HMAs. And, again, because the wild horses have a statutory right to be there, whereas livestock only have a privilege that can be revoked at any time by BLM, there also is no authority or precedent, to my knowledge, for the agency to zero out these two longstanding wild horse herds simply to appease private livestock grazers.
    11. The zeroing out of wild horses in the Salt Wells and Divide Basin HMAs is also concerning because it would mean that, in those two longstanding HMAs, there would no longer be the “multiple use” of these public lands as required by both the Wild Horse Act and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act. Currently, while there are other uses of this public land, such as by wildlife, hunters, and recreational users, the two primary uses in those HMAs are by wild horses and livestock. If BLM proceeds with its agreement with RSGA to zero out wild horses in those HMAs, the only major use remaining would be livestock use, meaning that there would be no multiple use of those BLM lands. Not only will that potentially undermine the laws that BLM officials must implement here, but it has practical adverse effects on the resources – multiple use is very beneficial for the environment, and particularly for sensitive vegetation, because different users (e.g., livestock, wild horses) use the lands and vegetation in different ways. When that is eliminated, the resources are subjected to an unnatural use of the lands which can cause severe long-term damage to the vegetation. As a result, zeroing out these herds would likely bedevastating for the vegetation in these two HMAs, because livestock would be by far the predominant use in this area.
    12. Turning the White Mountain HMA into a non-reproducing herd, as the agreement between BLM and RSGA proposes to do, is also a farce, and violates the meaning of a wild and free-roaming animal. This is essentially a slow-motion zeroing out of this HMA, and is inconsistent with any wild horse management approach I am familiar with that BLM has implemented on public lands.
    Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1746, I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct.
    Lloyd Eisenhauer

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    • Thank You for posting this… Here is a man that has work for the BLM for many Years and he should know what he is talking about . He also said that the animals that should be regulated, Control are cows and sheep . and that they are the one that destroy the lands and water , where the wild horse don’t . This shows that who ever is in the position that he had , doesn’t know what they are doing . I don’t know about everyone else but I don’t want our Wild Mustangs going Extinct . They are part of our Pioneer Spirit and help in making this County . People need to learn to stop passing the buck to make more money . I don’t know about you But don’t wish our Wild Mustangs to be the 12th on the Extinct list because of Man Kind . AND ALL THE HORSES THAT ARE IN holding pins the BLM plans on shooting them, Or selling them to the kill buyers to be ship to slaughter in Canada and Mexico and ship over seas . Did you know that the horses that are ship to Mexico to slaughter they take that horse meat 40% and mix it with ground beef and then that meat is ship back to the US , and since a new bill was pass by Obama saying that the manufacturer don’t have to label the meat products and what’s in them . Horse meat is toxic ! I don’t eat horse meat . Please don’t do this it is inhuman !

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    • Louie C. Thank You for posting this . Lloyd Eisenhauer knows what he is talking about , for the many years he work in the BLM . the sheep and the cows should be the ones regulated not the wild horses . The ranchers of cattle and sheep know that when that animal eats the grass they pull the roots out and it dies , where when the horse eats and burros they bite off the top and leave the roots so it grows back again . The senseless slaughter of these magnificent Wild Horses (MUSTANGS) is inhumane . Most do know this but after a lot of reading I have done on this I have found out that the horses that are ship to slaughter to Mexico, there meat 40% is mix in with ground beef… and ship back to the U.S. Horses meat is toxic no one can take that away, I don’t care how much ground round you mix it with. When all the wild horse are gone the BLM will be the ones at fault . Man kind will once again be the ones to make the mustang become Extinct they will become number 12 on the Extinct list . This is going to be the saddest day in history . Let the wild Mustang go free and no more round ups ..

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  6. Our wild horses are what tourists go to see in Wyoming, Montana, South Dakota, Nevada etc. If there are no wild horses then tourism will dry up. Our wild horses are suppose to be protected as American icons not just to be slaughtered or rounded up.
    Our wild horses have just as much right to be on all American’s public lands not just welfare rancher’s on public lands. No more round ups.

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  7. I DO NOT want my tax dollars to subsidize the killing of our wild horses. Killing should not be used as a management tool. Please explore other proven options such as fertility vaccines and decreasing the amount of our public lands being over run with cattle.
    We support the right for our wild horses to exist on our public lands. They are being pushed into extinction at an alarming rate. Thank you.

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  8. I hope that the wild horse protection groups will continue all legal efforts to stop this insanity!!
    I will continue to help fund this fight. We must stop this and get OUR PRECIOUS ONES RELEASED

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  9. BLM must do their job and leave the horses alone. Horses have been on this universe long before BLM was even created. The horses protected families from predators instead of dogs. Horses deserve to be here especially the horses as noted in the article.

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  10. Killing the horses is not the answer. Remove the cattle and sheep and give the horses their own spaces. The horses reduce underbrush,so forest fires ate reduced.

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  11. Wild horses haven’t done anything wrong, it’s the f#&@*&# greedy men of the business world. From the cattle industry to farmers and even just random contractors that want the land. They are causing a BIGGER problem claiming they are “fixing” the problem. Now because of these idiots in charge, an American legacy is being destroyed and being labeled a nuisance. The blm and any or all other contributing factors of their demise should at least show and tell the people of what is actually going on behind our backs! These icons should be preserved and protected but in the name of damn money and business they are being killed off for no other reason other than greed. But no I’m sorry.. they’re idea of preservation is harvesting these bands and putting them into pens and trucks and sending them to Canada and Mexico where now they are being sent to Japan. Don’t believe me? Look up the recent story of the champion thoroughbred that was drug back to a Japanese slaughter house after he tried to escape but was killed anyway. It’s not just the wild ones but now all of them are in danger.. so if a comment on here will help protect them or spread awareness then I think this is the start of something good.

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    • Leah – the place to comment & do some good is to the email address in the article to the BLM! Commenting here is just speaking to the choir – to everyone who feels the way you do – which is great but the only way to change is to write the BLM>

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  12. Set the horses free and stop killing them to get rid of them. The over population records are exaggerated and we the people want them unharmed.

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  13. BLM, I don’t know who’s paying who off to destroy my favorite breed, but it needs to stop! I love, adore my Mustangs, this is devastating. Why don’t you leave them alone.

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  14. As Maggie mentioned, please make sure you send your comments to the BLM – they will not read them or count them here, by August 10: Written comments should be received by August 10, 2017. All comments submitted via email should be sent to: blm_wy_adobetown_saltwells_hma@blm.gov
    with “2017 AML Gather EA” included in the subject line. Alternatively, comments may be hand-delivered or mailed to:
    BLM Rock Springs Field Office
    2017 AML Gather
    280 Highway 191 North
    Rock Springs, WY 82901

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  15. Excellent articles RT Fitch, Carol Walker (thanks for answering your cell when I was calling re: the White Paper, and if any in Congress would receive), and Lloyd Eisenhauer, some dispute how horses and cattle eat food sources. Thank you, you all should be cloned!
    Ranchers/cattle lobby shouldn’t dictate horse population, many elected officials are influenced. I’m stressed and not a horse owner. China deal for more meat, Trump, Zinke, the FY2018 budget proposal must be stopped! I will also comment in AWHC site re: WY w/my own email to BLM as I did for NE Nevada planned roundup!

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  16. Our Wild Horses are supposed to be protected. They take up a fraction of the Public lands that are mismanaged by the BLM by allowing over grazing from ranchers and lack of humane contraception (PZP). Add that approximately $75M of helicopter round ups and storing of horses per year. Horses emotional intelligence is along the lines of dogs, elephants, and pigs so they’re terrified during round ups, when they’re separated from their herd, and when they see/smell/hear death through the slaughtering process. Please do the right thing.

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  17. Wyoming has plenty of open range for wild horses. Where are the ranchers who will share public land they are leasing. Horses and cattle get along. ItS greedy people without hearts who should be rounded up with BLM people and held in pens instead.

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  18. I don’t know much about how you handle these wild animals in the states. All I know it what I have been reading. To destroy these herds is like taking a piece of the Wild West out of your state. These horses should be protected and treasured. I, find it disgusting that a Government run agency is going rogue and doing this.

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  19. Mr. Eisenhaur retired in 1986, two years before committees drafting the UN Convention of Biological Diversity met in Washington w/ whose members of the American Sheep Institute and others to discuss plans that set off alarm bells that eventually resulted in the failure of the Senate to hold a vote on the treaty. Pres. George H. W. Bush refused to sign the treaty because he had seen the OTA Report on Harmful Species to the US. which he cancelled. What will happen to RSG and other grazing associations when wild horses are gone is the same thing that has happened to ranchers in Gold Butte, Nev. Not only is Wyoming the site of the greatest above ground and below ground collection of pre&post Pleistocene horse fossils, it is also the sight of highly valuable natural resources. UN CBD was signed June 5, 1993 & implemented through EO 13112 Feb. 2, 1993. Discussion of the legality of imposing a questionable law over a federal law passed by the entire Congress is one of the subjects of a recent Wikileaks document dump that specifically deals with wild horse and burro issues including conflicts in agencies charged with both protecting and eliminating our wild horses (USDA, APHIS, DOI, BLM).

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  20. Stop the round ups and slauter of these beautiful animals. They have been in these areas for a long time and should be a protected treasure instead of being killed. Disgraceful…I don’t know how those who take part can sleep at night.

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  21. The Wild Horses belong to the lands they live on! Please do not remove them from the only home they know. We as humans should, and some of us do respect the National Parks, and Nature itself. The animals have just as much right to be there! Let them be!

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  22. Don’t do to the HORSES what was done to the AMERICAN INDIANS! Horses are an IMPORTANT PART OF THE NATURAL ECOSYSTEM! LIVESTOCK IS PRIVATE PROPERTY AND belongs on the OWNER’S Privately owned Property! NOT on PUBLIC LAND ❗

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  23. Your wordpress account will not alllow me to comment. Their system won’t allow me to reset my password and the system is not conducive to any user friendly interaction. I have been trying for 1/2 an hour to post my comments and have quit in frustration.

    On Fri, Aug 4, 2017 at 1:46 PM, Straight from the Horse’s Heart wrote:

    > debbiecoffey posted: “Source: wildhoofbeats.com by Carol Walker, Dir. of > Field Documentation, Wild Horse Freedom Federation It is a very familiar > and unwelcome feeling that I have, writing about the BLM’s plans to roundup > and remove over 55% of the wild horses in th” >

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  24. Blm you have got to stop the unnecessary killing off of American history, the mustangs. What is wrong with you people have you no Humane feelings for life, it is only greed that moves you.

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  25. You were hired as Stewards to protect our Wild horses and Burros and the land they roam on.
    They are a Native species that are protected in the safe act by our Four Fathers.
    Cattle are an invasive species that are detrimental to our Eco System.
    How do you justify 100,000 wild horses and burros compared to millions of destructive cattle roaming their land?
    Horses are movers cattle are not, they are wreaking havoc to our public lands.
    We tax payers and the wild horses and burros are the victims to all this.
    Welfare Ranchers should have to pay their own way if they are to reside on public lands.
    Do the job you were hired to do! Protect our wild horses and burros.
    Stop vowing down to the cattle ranchers .
    There is plenty of land for both to co exist

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  26. Why don’t you – BLM – transplant those horses elsewhere, in this huge country of ours, like Arizona? There are millions of acres of land the horses can be living in, where the greedy Rancher’s cows won’t be grazing??? Seems too simple and logical a solution …

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    • The form letters are the comments counted as one. Commenting on this site does NOT go to the BLM! Below is the actual BLM email or the mailing address!
      PLEASE send your personal comments to the BLM. If you write a PERSONAL message – it will count!

      All comments submitted via email should be sent to: blm_wy_adobetown_saltwells_hma@blm.gov
      with “2017 AML Gather EA” included in the subject line. Alternatively, comments may be hand-delivered or mailed to:
      BLM Rock Springs Field Office
      2017 AML Gather
      280 Highway 191 North
      Rock Springs, WY 82901

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  27. The foundation of BLM is greed and entitlement.
    Nothing you do is for the best interest of any animal, it’s always about money.
    If it were safe and humane to herd Wild Horses and Burrows with helicopters, why not herd cattle and sheep the same way?
    You can judge the character of a person by the way they treat an animal.
    The documented pictures and videos are disgusting. The lack of empathy and compassion makes me wonder how you call it your job?
    You are not entitled to kill the Wild Horses and Burrows you took from public land. The fact you want more than 46,000 is obviously for money.
    We had a very wet winter in Nevada, but because you took thousands of Wild Horses, we have had numerous Wild fires you don’t have the money to put out.
    I’ve seen how you keep them…no shade and their manes and tails a tangled mess because they have no relief from the wind either.
    For once put what’s best for our Wild Horses and Burrows first, use fertility darts and make adoption easier.
    I can’t believe your greed and entitlement has come to this.

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  28. http://mobile.dudasite.com/site/krai1?url=http%3A%2F%2Fkrai.com%2Fmeeting-talk-wyoming-wild-horse-management-wyonews-krairadio%2F&dm_redirected=true#2895. This meeting is Perfect place for wild horse supporters to denounce helicopter roundups and explain the Damage caused by the 4 wheelers, trucks, and seminhaulers. They need to roundup without helicopter which saves the budget, saves more if there’s no roundup at all. And diminishing forage by driving on it repeatedly is very deterimental. Same with cattle roundups.

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  29. Kind of typical – notification on August 7th for a meeting on August 8th! I hope there are people who are able to get there & make their opinions known.

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  30. Comments are due on or before 4:30 pm on August 10, presumably this is Mountain Standard time but the BLM documents don’t specify which time zone they are referring to. Since the offices are in Rock Springs WY it is logical to think this is the correct time zone.

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  31. BLM TO OFFER 45 PARCELS IN DECEMBER OIL AND GAS LEASE SALE

    CHEYENNE, Wyo.
    The Bureau of Land Management will offer 45 parcels totaling 72,843.75 acres in the High Desert District at its December quarterly oil and gas lease sale. The BLM will hold the lease sale online via http://www.energynet.com.

    Bidding will begin at 8:00 a.m. Mountain Standard Time on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2017. The BLM will offer three parcels in Laramie County, seven parcels in Sweetwater County, four parcels in Uinta County, and 31 parcels in Lincoln County.
    The lease sale’s environmental assessments, lists and maps of the parcels, and the attached stipulations are online at http://bit.ly/2gd4YGY.
    https://www.blm.gov/press-release/blm-offer-45-parcels-december-oil-and-gas-lease-sale

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